Brownstown Students of the Month recognized

BROWNSTOWN — Two boys and a girl have been recognized by their teachers as Brownstown Central Community School Corp. Students of the Month.

First-grader Emmett McPike, seventh-grader Ada Lanier and sophomore Lane Zike were recognized during Tuesday night’s board of school trustees meeting at the administration office.

McPike was selected Little Brave of the Month for math by his teacher, Julie Isaacs.

“He has shown excellent growth in all areas,” Brownstown Elementary School Principal Chrystal Street said in reading Isaacs’ comments.

“He works hard every day and really enjoys math,” she wrote. “He stays on task and participates in class lessons and discussions. He has an A for his first semester report card for math. He passed all levels on the addition time test on the first try. There were 40 addition facts on his sheet, and he was given 4 minutes to complete it.”

Isaacs said Emmett also has completed the addition part of the Extra Math computer program and currently is working on subtraction.

“He is fast and fluent on his math facts,” she said. “On Star Math, his grade equivalent in December was 1.5, which is first grade fifth month. Based on these observations and results, I feel he has earned Student of the Month honors. I am thrilled that he was chosen, and so was Emmett. I am very proud of Emmett and his accomplishments.”

Lanier was chosen for the honor by the seventh grade teachers.

“She is helpful to her teachers and classmates,” Brownstown Central Middle School Principal Doug McClure said while sharing the teachers’ comments.

“She always has a kind word for her classmates and takes the time to do her best, and it shows in her work ethic,” they wrote. “She is conscientious about her homework, and Ada is an active member of several activities at our middle school.”

That includes robotics and Tribal Council.

“Ada is an artistic student who likes to draw and paint and displays the qualities of respect, responsibility and resourcefulness each day at BCMS,” the teachers wrote.

Zike was selected Student of the Month for agriculture by teacher Blake Hackman.

“I have never met a more genuinely nice young man,” Brownstown Central High School Principal Joe Sheffer said in sharing Hackman’s comments.

“His concern for others is sincere,” Hackman wrote. “He talks to everyone and always has a smile on his face. He can change the atmosphere of the classroom quickly with his personality. Besides this, Lane is a very good student. Congratulations to this young man for being a great reflection of today’s youth.”